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. elizabeth palmer reports scotland yard's two top officials have resigned and one of rupert murdoch's closest associates was arrested. the debt battle. a new cbs news poll shows democrats and republicans are paying a price for the drownout talks. norah o'donnell and nancy cordes have that. it is bone dry across america's heartland. maya rodriguez tells us this year's heat and drought are making history. and mark strassmann on the next race for space. four private companies are competing to a build successor to the shuttle. we'll give you a glimpse of the future. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. the tabloid phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain is growing wider, deeper and more mysterious by the minute. the prime minister cut short an overseas trip to return home. he will address parliament about it. the original whistle-blower was found dead, unexplained causes so far. the top man in scotland yard resigned yesterday and today the yard's number-two man was forced
to it is the corruption allegations at scotland yard, the police agency. we're starting today's testimony with the police. >> reporter: that's right. two of the top cops in the country, former metropolitan police commissioner already resigned and then john yates in charge of the phone hacking investigation review he too resigned yesterday. this is how far the scandal has gone. it cast a shadow over scotland yard and everyone now especially lawmakers are trying to get to the bottom of just how much corruption was there, how cozy was the relationship between news of the world and scotland yard. >> it's going to have implications for david cameron's government. andy coleson is being alleged to have known about this when he was heading up the newspaper. >> reporter: this goes to show how it goes to the very hard of politics here basically andy was the chief spin doctor for prime minister david cameron so this is a major embarrassment for him and it's so bad that he's coming back to england early from his trip to south africa specifically to address these phone hacking allegations at a special day of parliame
of the rain storm, a century old poplar trees fell on the grounds of the century-old scotland zion church in potomac. the huge tree missed the little church. >> it didn't hit the building. hit benches we had out front. knocked down electric wires. we still have power in the church. sends a good message. maybe next time it will hit the old building, we can get a new church. >> reporter: montgomery county police officers took matters and a chain saw in hand after a tree fell across busy tuckerman lane in the cabin john area at the height of rush hour. just down the road, power lines and utility lines were sagging and in some cases snapped in two. possibly the result of a surge when the tree fell. small creeks that are barely noticeable most days quickly rose toward their banks with the accumulated rain water. the ground is still very wet in a lot of places so we could see more trees come down overnight. dorine, back to you. >> jackie bensen reporting. >>> there are still thousands of people in our area without power. pepco reports 3 600 customers without electricity. dominion power restored
royal watchers from as far away as scotland. >> we watched the royal wedding and then we started planning to be here when we heard there were coming to l.a. >> they wrapped up their nine- day canadian tour with the calgary stampede where they mangled with the ip's right up until their flight to the united states -- where they mingled with vip's. they will stay at the british consul general mentioned in historic hancock park. tomorrow, prince william plays and a charity polo match in santa barbara and then they will help promote the british film industry at a black-tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. that event will feature up-and- coming british talent, and we are told a lot of hollywood royalty is on the invitation list, including nicole kidman and tom hanks. they will visit an art center for disadvantaged youth in los angeles before heading home sunday afternoon. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> heavy showers and storms slowly making their way across the state, but just about ready to move out of here. st
is suspicious. meanwhile, a second high- profile resignation at scotland yard in connection with the scandal. amy kellogg has the latest from loopop. >> reporter: first, scotland yard's top officer sir paul stevenson tenders his relationship. one day later, john yates does the same. both men saying continueing on the job with intense media attention would be a distraction to the work at hand. they defended themselves on their way out. >> i have acted with complete integrity. i am a people -- and the people who know me, know that my intension rity is completely in tact. >> reporter: the london mayor said the resignations are necessary. >> both cases we have to recognize that the next source of questions of the relationships between the mets and the news of the world was likely to be distracting for both officers in the run up to the olympic games. >> reporter: allegations against the news of the world which recently shut its doors, include hacking into voice mails and private information of a range of people from prime ministers to celebrities and royal staff members. prime minister david cam
. earlier, fionnuala sweeney spoke with rose gentle in scotland. her son was killed in iraq. >> i'm quite happy that that trsh newspaper is going to be shut down. will he open another paper up? >> reporter: what do you think should be done if these allegations are proven? >> if they're proven, they should go to court. everybody responsible should be put in front of a judge and if they're guilty, they should be sentenced. >> what would you like to say to those responsible? >> i would like to know why they felt they needed to hack my phone when it was concerning my son, i had lost a season. >> the outrage of the "news of the world" phone hacking is likely to be felt by other papers. >> the guardian first broke the news of the illegal hacking by "news of the world." richard quest spoke with michael white, assistant editor of "the guardian" newspaper. he sa >> i think rupert murdoch or james murdoch, his son, who runs the show in this country, has attempted to sacrifice the "news of the world" in order to safe the bskyb bed and to save rebecca brooks. why rebecca brooks? why shouldn't she be
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's office. >> we are also get, reports scotland yard is beefing up its team of investigators working the case as well. >> reporter: we have always known there is the possibility this investigation could go further. we have now been able to confirm that. the information commission says that they handed over details to the police of another private investigator that was illegally harvesting information and then selling it on to newspapers. newspapers that are not news international newspapers. among the top newspapers, according to the information commission, "the daily mail," "the daily mirror," those are not news international papers and it does seem now that they, too, may be included as part of the ongoing police investigation. one of the inning things is this is not necessarily phone hacking. this could be something called blagging which is impersonating somebody to try to get personal information about them. that is illegal here and also according to the information commission, corruption. this would be mean payouts basically to get that sort of information illegally. the details
hours and spoke with scotland yard and they say she is still in custody. 43-year-old brooks had top echelon of tabloid journalism here and ran the biggest newspaper group. she resigned on friday and two days later she has been arrested. she has not been charged yet, but again she has been arrested in connection with phone hacking and alleged bribes to police. she resigned friday, two days before he is supposed to appear before a committee. she was arrested on sunday and tuesday she is supposed to testify before this committee side by side with rupert murdoch and james. it's not clear whether she will be able to turn up or there will be restrictions based had on what she can say based on the arrest. that the latest. >> gregg: amy, thank you. >> heather: called the most mor interesting presidential candidates, herman cain a real leader with real solutions. he spoke out about his candidacy and his vision for the country. peter due si reports from washington. >> he is known by 45% of all republicans. coming in third with ballot support behind romney and palin. on the fox news sunday he
meantry session. >> yesterday, scotland yard's number two was forced to design this less than 20 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down. both claim their integrity is intact but staying on would be a distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police media mail have played here and for hiring a news of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa again under pressure to explain why he hired former news of the world editor andy cole son as chief of communications he stepped down in january and arrested last week. >> no one has argued that the work he did in government in any way was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government, he then left government. >>
, including scotland yard's number two, assistant commissioner john yates. >> we in the police service are truly accountable. those of us who take on the most difficult jobs clearly have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. >> reporter: that was on the heels of his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, the head of scotland yard. and there have also now been at least ten arrests. the latest, rebekah brooks, the former chief executive of murdoch's british media holdings. she showed up in a prearranged appointment with police on sunday, and was subsequently held and questioned for nine hours before being released on bail. all of this is putting increasing pressure on the murdoch family. are you put murdoch, his son james and rebekah brooks are expected to appear before a government committee tomorrow to answer questions about the scandal. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and there is another late development in this story. "the guardian" newspaper reports that london is examining a computer found in a bag throne into a trash can in an underground parking garage
families were victimized, too. scotland yard now says up to 4,000 people may have been targeted, in all. investigators are also looking into allegations that "news of the world" paid members of london's metropolitan police for information. the scandal prompted ford motor and a host of other companies to pull their ads from "news of the world." there are political implications too. in an emergency debate yesterday, members of parliament of both parties excoriated murdoch and his newspaper. but prime minister david cameron stopped short of calling for a separate official inquiry. >> what this government is doing is making sure that the fact the public and i feel so appalled about what has happened. murder victims, terrorist victims who have had their phones hacked is quite disgraceful and that is why it is important that there is a full police investigation with all the powers that they need. >> warner: labor leader ed miliband pointedly noted that a former "news of the world" editor had been part of cameron's inner circle. andy coulson was forced to resign as downing street communication
officers for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that they hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> groupon is now getting more personal. they announced they'll collect more information about its users. it sent e-mails about the privacy policy change to its 83 million users this weekend. groupon will share collected information with other businesses in an effort to bring you more relevant deals, it says. it named the travel website expedia as one business partner that allows it to offer users more categories for coupons. some analysts say the privacy policy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. >>> if you've walked around outdoors in the middle of the day in the washington area, you know it's been a hot summer. now the area's oppressive heat and stifling humidity have earned the nation's capital a dubious honor. the weather channel has ranked washington, d.c., the sixth hottest city in the country. and we've been ranked the hottest city in the northeast. we found
. the controversy has forced the head of scotland yard and his deputy to resign over their alleged links to a former murdoch executive. the scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government, with opposition leaders saying the prime minister himself has questions to answer about his close ties to the murdoch empire. >> but at the moment, he seems unable to provide the leadership the country needs. >> reporter: rebekah brooks is a friend and a neighbor to the prime minister. the pair have met repeatedly since cameron took office 14 months ago. the prime minister cut short a trip to africa and called for an emergency session of parliament. in a further twist to the scandal, police found one of the first whistleblowers about hacking dead in his home. police are calling sean hoare's death unexplained, but not suspicious. now the murdochs have been coached by the best pr company in the land. not just on what to say, but how to say it. this is all about damage limitation, taking care of business here, and making sure it doesn't spread to the murdoch empire in the u.s. betty? >> all right, so
. >> it really does, claudine. >> the latest casualty, the commissioner at scotland yard has just resigned. we've seen prime minister david cameron really having to defend himself time time and again over his -- time and time again over the man whooped to be eddie ter of" the news of the world "himself and was arrested early on in all of this. and the top cop resigned at the scotland yard. sir paul stevenson claimed he did nothing wrong but they are reeling from accusations that the police officers accepted brides -- bribes somewhere totaling around $200,000. rebecca brooks out on bail today, arrested yesterday when she went to see police by appointment and ended up under arrest. questioned for over nine hours on sunday. now her lawyer is saying that she's not only completely innocent but police have questions about serious questions on suspicion of phone hacking and bribery. she's not been charged. >> for my part, what i would say is this -- we've taken very decisive action. we've helped to ensure a large and properly resourced police investigation that can get to the ba tom of what happened
as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be hire at tere at t time. >> we watched the wedding and we heard they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their three day u.s. visit. though elton john and david and victor i can't remember beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. jina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >>> coming up on 16 after the hour. a little polo, hollywood time. i would imagine there will be a lot of celeb brrity visiting. >> and do you let him win? some people say yes. i say you'll be wren written down in the record books if you beat him. anyway, we have plenty of sunshine coming our way. we'll talk about all the detail -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in t
for questioning and found herself under arrest. hours later, britain's top police officer, the chief of scotland yard resigned, and he acknowledges that the investigation was inadequate, and steven yates now announcing his resignation. the scandal has been growing steadily after reports that there was a hacking of an answering machine by "news of the world." tomorrow murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear on a hearing in parliament. cnn will bring you that testimony live. dan rivers is inla london. rebekah brooks is expected to testify tomorrow, and now what are the plans in terms of questioning her tomorrow? >> reporter: well, politicians will have to be careful how they frame the questions to her. in britain, if there is a pending trial or the possibility of a pending trial, you have to be very careful what kind of news coverage is gained from that, because they don't want to prejudge the trial here. they don't want to sway a potential juror one way or the other. and this testimony from rebekah brooks will be broadcast live not only here but around the world. they have to be fairly
sunday in connection with scotland yards' investigation into the allegations of hacking and bribery. federal authorities have made arrests in at least three states in connection with the investigation of a computer hacking group that calls itself anonymous. among those arrests is a contract ploy of at&t who's accused of using his access to acquire information and post it online in file sharing sites. >>> now to the hot weather, it's stirred up some storms across the region. doug's in the weather center with a look at what neighbors are getting hit and at this extreme heat that's only going to get worse. >> it's going to get a lot worse out is there, jim. we have high temperatures that reach 97 degrees in the district so far. 94 with a heat index of 100. some areas are getting relief. most of those in maryland, now even parts of virginia starting to see some relief in the form of a thunderstorm warning. this is for washington county into maryland. frederick county into maryland as well as jefferson county, west virginia as well as louden county, northwestern portions of louden county
the assistant commissioner of scotland yard resigned one day after his boss quit. also the former news of the world reporter who blew the whistle was found dead. hackers took aim as well focusing on the sun and shutting down the london times. murdoch will be questioned tomorrow and sources say that the decision to replace him may depend on his performance. the scandal caused him to close the news of the world. the former head of the paper rebecca brooks is also supposed to be questioned. brooks has the editor when the alleged hacking of a murder victim's phone happened. >> a lot is riding on tomorrow's testimony. murdoch, his son scheduled to appear. how the scandal may affect his united states holdings. >> reporter: one did he or his top executives know of or condone the illegal hacking and two did the company illegally influence the british police investigation? the former united states attorney said practices law applies plays the parent of fox is american. >> prohibits american companies from using any resources basically to bribe foreign officials for whatever purpose, economi
to police both deplorable and unacceptable and vowed they will cooperate with the investigation. scotland yard has a list of 4,000 potential victims of phone hacking. there are fresh allegations that family members of the war dead may have been among the targets. james more dock said "news of the world" is in the business of holding others to account, but it failed when it came to itself. in london, amy kellogg, fox fox news. >> "news of the world" is owned by the parent company news corp. >>> we still have plenty ahead on fox 5. with the debt ceiling deadline fast approaching, this will be a working weekend for congress. we're going to head to capitol hill for the latest straight ahead of the break. -- after the break. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg, where d.c. goes to get away. maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run
journalists. meanwhile scotland yard is investigating new claims that journalists bribed police officers to locate people by tracking their cell phone signals. that claim was made by former news of the world reporter shawn horr who was found dead in his home this week. police say his death is not suspicious. >>> more trouble tonight for john edwards stemming from his last presidential campaign. the former north carolina senator has been ordered to pay back millions in federal am the federal election commission says ed -- funds. the federal election commission says edwards received $2 million in matching campaign funds he wasn't entitled to. the federal auditor said his expenses were overstated. edwards' attorneys say the democrats campaign does not owe anything. >>> the nation's debt debate continues. a live look at the capitol tonight where a deal to raise the debt ceiling is being worked on right now and today a big step forward. we'll break it down for you coming up next. >>> white house officials hit the hill today in a last minute push to get a debt ceiling deal hammered out, the pr
of the world journalist and the head of scotland yard resigned without warning and police were under attack for hiring the news of the world editor was a consultant and arrested on friday. the metropolitan police commissioner said though he had nothing to hide. he thought the immense media coverage was distraction to himself and the his colleagues, with the olympics coming up and demands on police, he felt he had to step aside. >> as commissioner, i carry ultimate responsibility, the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight, i wish we-- the matters involving this differently. i didn't and that's that. >> and rebecca brooks, two days after resigning med of the murdoch british newspaper group two days before she's set to testify, arrested in conspiracy to intercept communications and corruption and bribing police for information. brooks always claimed she didn't know about the phone hacking that allegedly occurred under her watch as editor of news of the world several years back, harris. >> thank you very much. a frightening night for one of our nation's leader, an armed man breaking int
publications. and scotland yard has expanded the investigation to 60 officers, and meanwhile in australia, their government is introducing legislation allowing citizens to sue for serious invasion of privacy. >>> and coming up, alabama followed arizona passing a tougher immigration law to make it against the law to take an illegal immigrant to the hospital. today a civil rights organization filed a lawsuit to challenge the law. and i will talk to the alabama lawmaker who calls the legislation one of the most awful laws ever passed in the state. >>> and john edwards was just ordered to pay back the government more than $2 million. and find out why british airways gave the duke and dutch ches of cambridge a refund after their flight home. >>> time for the your business entrepreneur of the week. bill and john set out to streamline the bathroom remodeling business. they created bath simple, a bath in a box to treat the bath as a single product. they put the toilet and the tiles and the tiniest screws inside of one box. for more watch "your business" sundays at 7:30 a.m. and highlights. now in
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isn't considered suspicious. the news comes after four high profile resignations, including scotland yard's number one and number two resigned. >>> house republicans are trying to push what they call cut cap and balance to the floor today. it would require a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. president obama has warned he would veto it if it made it to his desk. but republicans have vowed to take the vote anyway saying, even if it is vetoed, it will at least lead to more compromise. there are several other compromises being floated, including one by senator mitch mcconnell, that would give the president authority to raise the debt ceiling. >>> this morning mayor vincent gray's office is facing allegations it accepted cash donations above the city's legal limit and recorded donations by people who say they didn't contribute to his mayoral bid. that's according to "the washington post." the newspaper says it found several instances of cash donations that exceeded the city's $25 limit. and gray campaign workers then improperly exchanged that cash for money orders which have
be looking into allegations that the tabloid routinely paid police officers for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that journalists at the paper hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. 6:27 is the time right now. debt ceiling talks at a stand still. we'll tell you the main sticking points congressional leaders can't seem to agree on. these sweet honey clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] half a days worth of fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to gei
of the world" employees. scotland yard says release of evidence could jeopardize their investigation. "news of the world" shut down amidst the allegation they hacked into the phones of celebrities, crime victims and even the prime minister. stephanie gosk has the story from london. >> reporter: the tabloid "news of the world" is finished, but the allegations keep coming in. today british media says former prime minister gordon brown is accusing the "sunday times," another murdoch paper of illegally pursuing private medical and financial information about him and his family. there are also reports that a member of the royal protection guard responsible for the royal family security sold a list of phone numbers to the "news of the world." >> these things we're hearing are absolutely appalling. and what people need to know is that i'm determined we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: there are already signs that the expanding crisis is affecting news course business. today the prime minister nick clay called on rupert murdoch to back down on his deal to merge with a british tv network
kellogg with the latest from london. >> reporter: today scotland yard's no. 2 was forced to resign. the latest casualty of the phone hacking scandal. this is less than 24 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down, both claiming their integrity is intact but say staying on would be a distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police may have played here by not thoroughly investigating the news of the world hacking the first time around a few years back and for hiring a news of the world editor now under arrest as a p.r. consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper empire friday was arrested sunday after she had voluntarily gone in for questioning. she was released on bail. her lawyers say they now want answers about her arrest. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated. she is not guilty of any criminal offense. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >> reporter: the government remains potentially tainted as well. with prime minister david cameron on official business in africa, again under
scandal. scotland yard assigned 45 officers. earlier this week, london's top two officers resigned amidaccusations that they paid officers for temperaturation. the british prime minister -- for information. the british prime minister hopes they will give the media, police an inqueery to develop a new relationship. >> i think we have a once in a generation opportunity to really clean up the murky practices, the dodgy relationships which have taken route and to half of the british establishment. >> news from the world had a fallout. they had a contract to be the exclusive media partnership for british athletes leading to the 2012 summer games and that deal is now off. news international is owned by news corp, the parent company of fox 5. >>> chances are you have seen the offers, everything frommarily miles to cash back. >> that's right, how hard is it to redeem the bank card rewards? don't mess tonight's couple alert. >>> and what is metro doing to keep your rides on the rails as comfortable as possible? we'll take you inside the hot car when is we return. >>> first, a quick check wi
they told the deputy coo about an e-mail that pointed the finger at other journalists. scotland yard is investigating claims about a police bride. he was found dead in his home. in the interest of full disclosure, we must tell that you fox 5 is a news corp station. >>> there is more trouble for john edwards in connection with his last federal run. he got more than $2 million that he was not entitled to from the federal government and that he should pay it back. federal auditors maintain that the campaign understated it cash and overstated its expenses many edwards' attorney claims that the campaign does not owe anything. >>> if you have been outside today, you know it. you don't even have to go outside. it's going to be hot. dangerously hot out there today. in fact, tucker is coming up next again with the details on it. it's just ridiculously hot. really is >>> he is a multi-platinum grammy nominated singer. tonight, brian mcknight will sing at the striathmore. first, he will join us here. hi, we're looking to save some money on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compa
with the investigation. scotland yard said it has a list of 4,000 potential victims of phone hacking. they are fresh allegations that family members of war dead may have been among the targets. james murdoch in an earlier statement today said news of the world as a business is holding others to account, but it failed when it came to itself. amy kellogg, fox news. >>> it's official. the u.s. attorney's office is looking into the possibility of criminal conduct involving three top officials in the district. the latest case involves council chairman kwame brown. fox 5's john henrehan brings us up to date on the story. >> reporter: kwame brown spent much of the day chairing a committee of the whole meeting of the d.c. council. his attorney spent the morning at the city's board of elections and ethics. the issue for kwame brown is not the expensive leases for luxury suvs. it's campaign activities for his city council race in 2008. william sanford, general council for the city's office of campaign finance, alleged kwame brown's campaign committee failed to list all its
's coming in. we've got the picture, we make $1 million on the newspaper. >> the top two at scotland yard are now out. this is going to lop don this week -- london this weekend to look at the olympics. in one year from now, the world is coming there and scotland yard is in tatters. >> a lot to go. >> thanks, guys. >>> coming up, somalia is becoming the next target on the war on terror. the investigative reporter for the nation, jeremy skayhill. and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. my contacts are so annoying. i can't wait to take 'em out. [ male announcer ] know the feeling? try acuvue® oasys brand contact lenses with hydraclear® plus for exceptional comfort. it feels like it disappeared on my eye! [ male announcer ] discover why it's the brand eye doctors trust most for comfort. acuvue® oasys brand. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the cc. and every volkswagen includes scheduled carefree maintenance.
development, scotland yard released a statement accusing unnamed individuals of trying to sabotage its investigation. part of that probe involves allegations that murdoch journalists paid bribes to police for information. rescuers in russia searched a huge reservoir on the volga river today, after a cruise boat sank on sunday. at least 55 people were killed, with 79 rescued and dozens more missing. it happened about 450 miles east of moscow, in windy, rainy conditions. the boat sank in just eight minutes. today, debris was visible in the water as search boats looked for victims and survivors. families stood by, hoping for news. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we turn to africa where a nation is born, but with many troubles. at midnight friday in juba, the capital of the new south sudan, this sign said it all: "free at last". the turning of the clock to july 9, saturday, meant independence, and the creation of the world's newest nation. >> i am sending good luck to all the southern sudanese. >> woodruff: but the jubilation in the streets of
for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that journalists at the paper hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> the social coupon site groupon wants to make its new rules on privacy public. it announced it's collecting personal information about users and sharing it with other businesses. groupon says the goal is to offer more relevant deals in more categories. for instance, if a person uses groupon and expedia, the travel website will also know your buying habits. some analysts say that privacy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. ♪ >>> a local rock venue is one of the best in the country. billboard ranked the 9:30 club in northwest washington as the second hottest club and the second most influential club in north america. the company created the ranking based on box office sales and reviews from top concert promoters. billboard ranked new york's bowebow ry ballroom the most influential and the vegas hard rock as the hottest. >>> get ready for another scorcher out there
's brought out royal watchers from as far away as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be here at the right time. >> we watched the royal wedding and then we started planning because we heard that they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their visit, though elton john and david and victoria beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, and then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. gjengina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >> they would told me some folks were paying as muches as $60,000 to get a chance to play polo with the prince. could you imagine? >> if you've got the money, great. and you're not going to have that opportunity very often. >> you can play with me for a lot less. a lot less. and i'll bring the drinks and hot dogs. just invite me. for
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